Once reluctant to enter the tablet game, Acer's coming out firing with details on new Android and Windows tablets, along with an oversized smartphone. Here's a closer look at the upcoming touch screen products, all due in the early part of next year.
Acer's upcoming tablets, smartphone: A visual tour
By Jared Newman | PC World
Published 15:10, 26 November 10
Acer debuts a tablet computer and smartphone making it the latest company to challenge Apple and its touch screen devices the iPad and iPhone.
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Acer plans to add lots of custom software on top of Windows 7, including touch-based photo, video and music browsers, a social media reader and a virtual scrapbook for storing Website clippings and taking notes. Central to the software element is the "Ring," a navigation menu that pops up when you place five fingers on the screen. Typing's going to be a royal pain, though.